Bright, intelligent, passionate and free, Eleanor is Karl Marx’s youngest daughter. Among the first women to link the themes of feminism and socialism, she takes part in the workers’ battles and fights for women’s rights and the abolition of child labor. In 1883 she meets Edward Aveling and her life is crushed by their passionate but tragic love story.




Produced by

Vivo film with Rai Cinema e Tarantula in co-production with VOO e Be tv, with the support of Eurimages, MIBACT – Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Regione Lazio, Regione Piemonte, with the participation of Wallimage (La Wallonie), with the support of Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge – Casa Kafka Pictures Empowered by Belfius


Eleanor Marx: Romola Garai

Edward Aveling: Patrick Kennedy

Friedrich Engels: John Gordon Sinclair

Helene Demuth: Felicity Montagu

Olive Schreiner: Karina Fernandez

Laura Marx: Emma Cunniffe

Paul Lafargue: George Arrendell

Johnny Longuet: Célestin Ryelandt

Freddy: Oliver Chris

Young girl: Alexandra Lewis

Gerty: Georgina Sadler

Willhem Liebknecht: Miel Van Hasselt

Havelock Ellis: Freddy Drabble

Karl Marx: Philip Gröning


Produced by: Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa

Coproduced by: Joseph Rouschop e Valérie Bournonville

Cinematography: Crystel Fournier

Editor: Stefano Cravero

Production designer: Alessandro Vannucci with Igor Gabriel

Costume designer: Massimo Cantini Parrini

Music by: Gatto Ciliegia contro il Grande Freddo e Downtown Boys

Line producer: Gian Luca Chiaretti

Delegate producers: Serena Alfieri e Karim Cham

Production sound: Adriano Di Lorenzo

Sound editor: Marc Bastien

Sound mixer: Franco Piscopo

First assistant director: Ciro Scognamiglio

Script supervisor: Michela Bozzini

Make-up artist: Diego Prestopino

Hairdresser: Domingo Santoro

Casting: Gail Stevens e Rebecca Farhall

Technical data

Year: 2020

Running time: 107′

Country: Italia/Belgio

Language: Inglese

Festivals and awards

Belgrade International Film Festival 2021: Main Competition

David di Donatello 2021: Miglior Produttore, Migliore Compositore, Migliore Costumista

Jeonju International Film Festival 2021: World Cinema

Moscow International Film Festival 2021: 8 1/2 Films

Shanghai International Film Festival 2021: Highlights

Donostia – San Sebastián International Film Festival 2020: Perlak

Italian Film Festival Berlin 2020: Competition

La Biennale di Venezia 2020: Venezia 77 – Premio FEDIC, Premio Soundtrack Stars

Mostra Internacional de Cinema 2020: International Perspective

Reykjavík International Film Festival 2020: Open Seas

Viennale 2020: Features

International Sales

Celluloid Dreams

Italian Distribution

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